M9 and E-P2

Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 Ultron

Contrary to the weather forecast the sun came out yesterday with clear blue skies for a few hours.
Went to Henley in Arden to try out the Leica M9 fitted with the Cosina Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 Ultron and the Olympus E-P2 fitted with a Panasonic Leica Elmarit 45mm F2.8. There are lots of very old buildings on the high street and we shot quite a few multi-image shots with the cameras, to combine later in Photoshop.

E-P2 45mm panasonic leica elamarit

It was useful to test these camera/lens combinations in good light, at the same time getting some stock images. The Voigtlander 35mm was excellent. Both the old screw mount Voigtlanders that we have - this and the 75mm F2.8 heliar - are incredibly sharp. The 28mm f2.8 Biogon was a bit disappointing. It worked very well on the M8 but with the M9 has a lot of CA and fringing. It also lacked a bit of "bite". Many of these Zeiss M-mount lenses are in fact made by Cosina.
The 35mm Ultron is a gem however and over the years 35mm is probably our most used focal length.

Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 Ultron

Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 Ultron

The Panasonic Leica Elmarit 45mm F2.8 seems to love the Olympus version of the m4/3 sensor. For some reason its sharper on both the E-P1 and E-P2 than on the G-series Panasonics.??? Again results were superb.

E-P2 45mm panasonic leica elamarit

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